Happiest States: Hawaii Tops The List of a Recent Survey

By on Mar 8, 2011 in United States, World Comments

According to several news reports, a recent survey conducted by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index between January 1 and December 31, 2010 showed Hawaii as the happiest state.

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According to reports, the survey included a random sample of 352,840 adults with ages 18 and above living in the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Six categories of well-being were looked into, which include life evaluation, emotional health, work environment, physical health, healthy behavior and basic access.

It was reported that Hawaii topped the list due to its high scores on life evaluation, emotional health and physical health.

Here are the top happiest states according to the survey with scores out of a possible 100 points.

  1. Hawaii: 71.0
  2. Wyoming: 69.2
  3. North Dakota: 68.4
  4. Alaska: 68.3
  5. Colorado: 68.0
  6. Minnesota: 68.0
  7. South Dakota: 68.0
  8. Utah: 67.9
  9. Connecticut: 67.9
  10. Nebraska: 67.8
  11. Massachusetts: 67.8

The bottom 10 states are:

  1. West Virginia: 61.7
  2. Kentucky: 61.9
  3. Mississippi: 63.0
  4. Arkansas: 63.7
  5. Alabama: 63.7
  6. Ohio: 63.8
  7. Delaware: 64.2
  8. Nevada: 64.2
  9. Louisiana: 64.3
  10. Michigan: 64.6


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